Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a central topic in the discussions at Gamescom, the video game show that takes place in Cologne, Germany. This event brings together thousands of industry enthusiasts and professionals through Sunday. AI systems are transforming game creation by enabling the automatic generation of things like chatbots, images, code, and scripts.
AI has become a crucial point for the future of the industry, according to engineers and game creators present at the fair. For example, AI can produce text-based illustrations, helping developers communicate their vision more effectively. However, there are concerns that this technology could threaten the work of concept artists, who visualize games before they are digitally created.
At Gamescom, various studios are showcasing games that incorporate AI in different ways. Club Koala, a game from Singapore’s Play for Fun studio, allows players to create their own dream world using AI. Other studios, like Ivy Juice Games in Berlin, are also using AI to generate lines of text and code, adding a level of unpredictability and realism to games.
AI is also used to create intelligent characters and character movements in games. However, intellectual property rights concerns are raised in connection with the use of AI to create virtual worlds from original images. Some studios choose not to train their AI on open databases to avoid copyright issues.
AI is playing an increasingly important role in the video game industry, both in the creation of content and in the interaction with players. While it presents advantages in terms of efficiency and creativity, it also poses legal and ethical challenges that must be addressed as technology continues to advance.